Improving Retention with MURAL: Mentoring, Undergraduate Research, and Augmented Libraries

Tuesday, March 19 | 2:45PM–4:15PM ET | West Prefunction- Poster06
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
The MURAL intervention focuses on increasing access and completion for underrepresented, underprepared, low-income, and minority students. MURAL employs a form of academic support that incorporates librarian mentorship and instruction of information literacy and writing skills to develop enhanced undergraduate research skills, which leads to increased retention and persistence toward graduation. We will discuss the study's results as well as the challenges and successes of implementing this program in CNR's School of New Resources (adult population).

Outcomes: Explore the MURAL program as well as its evaluation and results * Infer outcomes of the study and understand the value of librarians and writing support on retention efforts * Apply MURAL findings to your institution